Missions isn’t a program or department. It’s the core of what the church is and does. After all, “the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost” (Luke 19:10). And He continues to seek and save the lost through His bride, the church.

There was a time when “mission” brought up exotic images of missionaries sharing the Gospel with natives in far-away lands. We still do that, but today those far-away lands are sending God’s people here to share the Gospel, too!

We are pleased to use resources from our congregations to reach out in the name of Jesus to people all over our District. Rural, suburban, urban: we have it all in SWD. Immigrants from Africa and Asia, Hispanic friends from dozens of nations, the incarcerated and the deaf…we have been given opportunities to reach them with the precious Gospel. We are privileged to support SWD congregations in their outreach efforts, and we are honored to resource ministries on their behalf. For a more detailed description of the current ministries that your District mission dollars support, click on the link to our  Mission flyer.

4-page Mission Promo-Jan 2018

Your mission offerings are an important element in allowing these good things to happen. We thank you! Our District missions are especially in need of your prayers and support right now. If you have any specific questions that we can answer for you, please give our missions office a call at 414-292-0744.

See our online giving information for pledges and gifts – available for organizations and individuals.

Together we are seeing the mission field surrounding us and, in bold witness of the gospel, we are impacting our changing and diverse communities. By God’s grace, we are, “Confessing Christ for the next generation!”

July/August Mission Update

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April 2017 Mission Update

March 2017 Mission Update

February 2017 Mission Update

January 2017 Mission Update

December 2016 Mission Update

November 2016 Mission Update

October 2016 Mission Update

September 2016 Mission Update

August 2016 Mission Update

July 2016 Mission Update


Disaster Relief Teams

All volunteer registrations must be received 48 hours in advance of arrival so proper work arrangements can be made. Over a two-week period beginning in late August, a sizeable region in West Central Wisconsin received a substantial amount of rain causing flooding in six counties.  After surveying multiple sites and carefully planning with partners in […]

August 18 – Every One His Witness at Pilgrim, Wauwatosa

The South Wisconsin District will hold an “Every One His Witness” Workshop this August. The focus of this LCMS evangelism workshop is aimed at helping Lutherans share the Gospel with those whom God has placed in their everyday lives. Date: Saturday, August 18, 2018 Location: Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2664 N. 68th St., Wauwatosa Cost: $14 per person covers […]

Disaster Relief Teams

The March 9-16 Disaster Relief Team #6 trip to Port Arthur, Texas completes the Winter/Spring cycle of our Mercy Ministry assistance for Hurricane Harvey. Please stay tuned as one more larger group is to be planned and scheduled for Fall of 2018! Registration and payment is on a first come basis, and the liability form […]